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2000 dodge dakota rusty fluid blew all under the hood and drained out the bottom of the truck. Radiator was replaced one year ago.

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If was the coolant then would think that a hose has blown , need to run engine and check where leak is from

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SOURCE: s 10 2000 , 6cyc ,how do l drain the radiator fluid ,best chet

ON THE passengers side there is a drain on radiator a 1/4" extension or driver will fit into it. unless radiator has been changed with an aftermarket then it should be in same place but may have different type drain

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SOURCE: 1997 Dodge Dakota Radiator drain plug

,m ake sure the radiator cap is off,oh or the radiator is clogged, remove lower radiator hose]and flush with garden hose

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Water in the oil is never a good sign. You need to have a cylinder leakdown and radiator pressure test done to confirm where the leak is. Sometimes though, the testing may be inconclusive. Either way, you need to have it torn down and checked/repaired. You cannot continue to drive it this way or it will relult in complete loss of your engine.

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SOURCE: How do I remove the radiator in a 1997 Dodge Dakota pickup?

I think your truck is pretty much the same as mine. Not alot to it. You should have 2 or 4 bolts that hold radiator in place, maybe a few bolts that hold fan shroud in place. To start you'll open hood, have to drain water out of radiator using a petcock, a drain valve at bottom of radiator. Loosen hose clamps on upper and lower radiator hose clamps. Once water is drained you'll have to remove the ends of the two hoses from radiator. The hoses may be kinda welded in place from rust so you may have to twist the ends back and forth until they loosen up. ( When you reinstall hoses, put a thin layer of any kind of grease on the inside of the ends so they can be turned easier. Remove bolts holding fan shroud in place and move it however you have to to give you access to lift radiator up ward and out of engine area. Remove bolts holding radiator and with some wiggling and guiding it should be able to lift it out. It might be tight. If you get a manual at Autozone it should give you better descriptions. Good luck. Please rate this. Thanks

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SOURCE: I want to drain the radiator on a 2000 Cadillac

Lay under front of car and look under the radiator. The radiator support/header panel should have a hole in it look up in hole the petcock should be hiding in there. DO NOT LAY UNDER THE CAR WITHOUT THE E_BRAKE ON, please.

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Where is radiator drain plug 02 dodge dakota


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My 2001 Durango and 2002 Dakota they use the same radiator. You'll have the same setup. I have recent and intimate knowledge of draining them. Crawl under the left front of the truck and look up at the bottom of the radiator. At the bottom of the driver side radiator tank (facing toward the fender) is a 3/4" long flat handled plug. Twist your hand (with a pair of pliers) up there from the back side of the bumper fascia. Grip it and give it a 180* counterclockwise twist. It is now opened and draining out the little nipple sticking straight down from the bottom of the side tank. You can stick a 5/16" (or 3/8") hose onto the nipple to drain it into a bottle or pan without making a mess.
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2001 dodge dakota wasnt blowing hot air from heater replaced thermostat took hoses off heater core blew out hooked up top heater core hoses filled radiator with fresh coolent until it was coming out bottom...


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I have a 92 v8 318 dodge dakota and for no reason dash lights head lights and dont start i have power to starter just no power inside cab but the flashers need help what could this be?


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How do i replace the radiator in my 2000 dodge caravan? (3.3 L)


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Where is drain plug for 1998 dakota 4x4 i need to drain radiator &what is the turning thing on the lower drivers side of radiator 4


1998 dakota 4x4
You can remove the drain plug in the bottom on the radiator.
You can remove the lower radiator hose. Since the vehicle is 10 years old you may want to inspect the hoses for replacement anyway.

) Make sure the vehicle is cool.
) Slightly loosen the radiator cap to release any pressure.
) Re-tighten the radiator cap.
) Place a suitable container under the drain point.
) open the drain.
) Re-loosen the radiator cap again.
) Allow to drain.
) REPLACE THE DRAIN PLUG.
* At this point the radiator can be fill with water and a radiator cleaning agent- run the engine - allow to warm up.
* Re-drain the radiator - .
) REPLACE THE DRAIN PLUG.
) Refill the radiator with water/anti-freeze.
) Dispose of waste fluid according to the local regulations. Some city dumps will accept it. Some parts stores may accept it. Do not pour down the drain or dump on the ground.

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1997 Dodge Dakota Radiator drain plug


,m ake sure the radiator cap is off,oh or the radiator is clogged, remove lower radiator hose]and flush with garden hose

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2000 dakota overheating


You can purchase different fluids that will break down rust and corrosion, but if you have a very old or well worn (rusted) radiator it can cause leaks. I once worked on a 15 year old Ford Ranger where the person who had it before ran almost pure water in the radiator. The radiator ended up rusting out in the inside, and the cleaning fluids seemed to really help. It was odd, because the radiator appeared full, but when you went to drain it, only about a half a gallon would drain. It took me multiple applications of the fluids and flushing it about 6-8 times to get it cleared. This may be your problem.

First make sure your engine isn't hot. Typically, you just drain the old fluid in a pan and dispose of it properly. Don't let any sit on the ground or in an open container because animals will drink it.

I then simply place the drain plug back into the radiator, then pour about a mixture of anywhere from 30-50% antifreeze and the rest water. It is preferable that you use distilled water due to scaling.

In colder climates, it is more ideal to have a stronger ratio of anti-freeze verses water. Buy one of the cheap testing bulbs (they run under $2.00) to test your fluid.

Leave the top cap open, start your engine and let it reach operating temperature. When the thermostate opens (evidenced because your fluid levels at the top of the radiator will drop) you will then need to add more water to finish topping the fluid off just below the neck of the cap.

If you have a serious issue with rust, you could possibly look at having a garage flush the system for you. Some shops have the ability to flush the system under pressure. Usually they do only what I described above.

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